Natasha Gilmore

  • The List
  • 9 August 2007

This article is from 2007.

Natasha Gilmore

Madame Bazie

Natasha Gilmore explores cultural heritage, life as a footballer’s wife and more in her autobiographical solo, Madam Bazie. But first, she answers our questions

5 words sum up your dance piece, Madame Bazie?

Comic, intimate, ridiculous, emotional, intricate.

4 shows you’re looking forward to seeing

Everything at Assembly Aurora Nova and Dance Base; A performance I know absolutely nothing about; The very funny Solomon Sisters (Yiddish Vaudeville); Scottish Ballet and the Trisha Brown Company at the International Festival.

3 things did you discover while creating the piece?

Compared to the written word, autobiographical live performance is much less common – I think I discovered why; solo work is a personal challenge, especially for someone as talkative as me; I can’t escape my sense of humour.

2 reasons why Dance Base is a great place to be

Each programme is brilliantly constructed with three varied yet cohesive dance pieces; Having been inspired by watching dance, you can be further nourished by attending workshops.

1 word to describe how you feel about dance?


Dance Base, 225 5525, 10–12, 14 & 18 Aug, times vary, £11 (£7).

Dance Base

Four programmes and a kids show to pick from including Indian, hip hop and dance theatre - it's all here and more!

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